New Concerns About Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes ‘Garbage Patch’

Lisa Borre, reporting for National Geographic, Water Currents:

Although scientists have studied plastic pollution in the oceans since NOAA researchers discovered the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in 1988, a team of scientists is conducting the first-of-its-kind research on the open water of the Great Lakes. One of the team members presented preliminary results of a study on the topic at meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Was George Carlin's facetious remark that humans exist to create plastic correct?